In the 2013 NFL Draft, the Baltimore Ravens took Kapron Lewis-Moore out of Notre Dame in Round 6 in hopes he would give them some depth along the defensive line. However, he tore the ACL his senior season while playing in the National Championship Game against Alabama. While it cost him his entire rookie season, the Ravens were expecting big things from Lewis-Moore this year.
Sadly, his season will likely end prematurely again, as Lewis-Moore reportedly tore his Achilles in Sunday's practice.
Kapron Lewis-Moore was carted off the practice field in tears and obvious pain with what coach John Harbaugh later said the team believes to be a torn Achilles tendon.
The injury to Lewis-Moore, which would end his season, follows a torn anterior cruciate ligament for rookie defensive end Brent Urban, the Ravens' fourth-round draft pick from Virginia.
"Kapron Lewis-Moore had a major injury," Harbaugh said. "Early indications are that it's his Achilles. He'll probably be out. That's what I've been told. I was really disappointed for a guy who had the ACL last year. It's going to be tough for him, and we'll rally around him. He'll be back stronger than ever next year."
Trainers immobilized Lewis-Moore's left leg after he was down on the practice field for several minutes, with teammates and San Francisco 49ers players kneeling in prayer.
In 2012, Lewis-Moore finished his final college season with 40 tackles, 8.5 tackles for loss, six sacks, two pass break up and two forced fumbles for the Fighting Irish. with this latest injury, it's hard to see his NFL career lasting much longer. Rarely do players with consecutive season-ending injuries to start their career end up lasting long in the league.
This is the second season-ending injury a Ravens lineman has suffered after Brent Urban went down earlier in camp with a torn ACL.